Impatience is rising and the leadership is turning on itself. One camp wants Mrs May to sack Mr Johnson, who has been writing articles clearly dissenting from the government line; another camp wants to see the back of Philip Hammond, the chancellor, who is taking a cautious view of post-Brexit economic prospects.

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"Turning on" is being used to mean "blame/betray" in this sense.


To turn on each other or to turn on oneself or itself=

The dog turned on his master. [bit him]

It means to fight with in your context, but can mean things like a dog biting a person too. They are fighting with each other.

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